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   AIA Nevada Design & Service Awards Archive -> 2006 awards -> Burkholder Middle School Replacement


Entry number: UB06075
Project Name: Burkholder Middle School Replacement
Project Address: Henderson, NV
Building Type: Education
Completion Date: July 2007
Architect: Swisher and Hall Architecture

Design team:
Interior designer: Swisher and Hall
Landscape architect: Southwick Landscape
Structural engineer: Mendenhall-Smith Incorporated
Electrical engineer: M.S.A. Engineers
Civil engineer: Taney Engineering
General contractor: McCarthy Construction
Others on the design team: E.S.G. Construction consultant
Others on the design team: Dieli Howe Smith

Design Approach/Narrative: The Burkholder Middle school design, as a local landmark, includes preservation and reuse of the existing gymnasium. The style of the new building is a modern interpretation of the original brick school buildings. It is designed to use half of the energy of a typical middle school to meet the requirements of the Clark County School District. The most notable features include a geothermal heating and cooling system and the use of natural daylight in all classrooms and offices.

In addition to historic preservation and energy efficiency, the design of Burkholder Middle School also represents the success of a consensus-driven design process. From the very beginning of the design of Burkholder, SH Architecture included members of the Henderson Community, CCSD administrators, Burkholder staff, and design professionals in our design committee. By engaging many people in the design process, SH Architecture was able to consider many points of view while we addressed school design process, SH Architecture was able to consider many points of view while we addressed school design issues such as security, traffic, aesthetics, grade-level interaction, and after-school use. The result is a school that is truly part of the community. We anticipate that, when complete, the new Burkholder Middle School will quickly re-assume its role as a cornerstone of Henderson’s Downtown community.

Material in ASL Library: Form Core Boards, Project Description Form, Exteriors Photos, Location Map, Site Plan, Floor Plan, and Interior Photos





These images are low-resolution reproductions of the images provided for the AIA Nevada Design Awards. All materials should be considered copyrighted and may not be reproduced or used without permission.

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